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How to stay safe in extreme summer heat
Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, an emergency physician at UNC Hospitals, offers tips on protecting yourself and your family against extreme heat.
Located in News / 2011 / June
VIDEO: UNC Hospitals hosts 'Science of the ER' camp
Members of UNC Hospitals' Emergency Department, in conjunction with UNC's Morehead Planetarium, hosted a "Science of the ER" camp for middle school students in the summer of 2010. From sutures to respiratory therapy, students learned about what happens behind the scenes in the Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Oct. 14
UNC teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery
The Verily Study Watch will help researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and across the country collect first-in-kind data to better understand and diagnose adverse brain outcomes after trauma.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Lisa LaVange, PhD, is the PI of an NIH HEAL Initiative project to help people with chronic back pain and to curb opioid misuse. It includes Tim Carey, MD, MPH; Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; and Sam McLean, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Emergency Medicine Science Day
High school volunteers were given a day in late July to explore health care through skill stations, board games and tours in UNC Hospitals during “Emergency Medicine Science Day.”
Located in Employee News Online / 2011 / Aug. 10
Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?
With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients
A study by UNC researchers finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than people between 35 and 54 years old.
Located in News / 2011 / November
UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic brain disorders
The longitudinal patient-centered AURORA study – the largest study of its kind – will trace the development of posttraumatic stress, minor traumatic brain injury symptoms, chronic pain, and depression, to create new diagnostic tools and treatment interventions.
Located in News / 2016 / October
Jane Brice receives Dr. George Johnson Jr. Award
The award is given by the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council to persons who have made significant long-term contributions to Emergency Medical Services in North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 11
Luckiest Man Alive
As an emergency room physician in one of New Orleans’s busiest hospitals, UNC School of Medicine graduate Richard Vinroot Jr. sometimes needs downtime. His idea of taking a break? Practicing humanitarian, disaster, and military medicine around the globe.
Located in News / 2016 / April